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Ken Royce
Rearwin Junior
Rearwin Speedster
Rearwin Sportster
Rearwin Cloudster
Rearwin Skyranger

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Rearwin Airplanes was founded by Raymond Andrew ("Rae") Rearwin in 1928. Following Charles Lindbergh's historic transatlantic flight in 1927, the world's fascination with aviation grew significantly. Moreover, the Air Commerce Act of 1926 established the government certification program of pilots and aircraft that gave the fledgling industry safety and legitimacy.

Employing his two sons, Royce and Ken, the small company designed and built over 400 airplanes, including instrument trainers and gliders, despite the devastating effects of the Great Depression.

Rae Rearwin sold the company to the Empire Ordinance Company in 1942. The company built about 275 more Skyrangers under the Commonwealth name before they closed their doors in 1946.